The software industry develops rapidly, and many universities and coding programs cannot keep up with the change. They often teach the stuff that is long outdated.
However, we live in an industry where change is constant. Teachers will have to adapt and continually update the course material.
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The growing popularity of coding has led to an increase in coding schools and online boot camps. The schools are designed to produce students who have a working knowledge of software development and are ideally hireable.
But this crash-course approach doesn't necessarily equip aspiring developers with the skills or experience they need. Universities and software certificate programs also don't teach the skills employers value and expect.
Students are mostly just taught the fundamentals, but they lack the hands-on experience that connects to marketplace needs.
Learning to code is just the start. Only 40 % of software development is writing code. The field is far more varied and rewarding. Programming languages are also a source of contention. 'Hot' languages aren't always used in everyday development. Languages like Python is not that easy to write cleanly, and bad habits are difficult to change.
Have you ever wondered what career opportunities a developer has? What directions are open, beyond what horizons to grow. And most importantly, where are developers beyond the age of 45? Is there a developer among your friends who is over 45? I know several developers beyond this age, and many of them are hardcore programmers who even saw punch cards back in the day.
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